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7 Voting Resources You Should Know Before Heading to the Polls

After an intense year of candidates using every tactic under the sun to win votes for the 2012 election, citizens all across the U.S. will be casting their votes tomorrow on November 6th. If you are looking for last minute resources around the election, we have got you covered.

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  Topics: Misc., Online Organizing, Trends

Nonprofit Leader Spotlight

As nonprofit campaigners who work on some of the toughest issues facing our world, we sometimes forget how powerful individual activists can be. I was reminded on July 22, at the 2011 Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, when I had the privilege of hearing Lisa Shannon, author of A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, speak. She talked about the horrific conflict that has ravaged the lives of Congolese women for over a decade – and how we as individuals can stop the violence.

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  Topics: Misc., Online Advocacy

Tell Congress Not To Hurt U.S. Nonprofits

Everyone knows we've got to reduce the nation's budget deficit. But some members of Congress and the Obama administration are seriously considering a wrongheaded proposal to cut the deficit in part by hurting nonprofit organizations. The proposal would reduce the tax incentive received by many individual Americans when they donate to charities. It's a dumb idea, considering how vital these contributions are to nonprofit organizations, which receive up to one half of all of their individual donations from the very same taxpayers who would be affected by this new law. (This is according to the Money for Good report from Hope Consulting)

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  Topics: Misc.

Five Tips to Strengthen the Design of your Nonprofit's Website

Is your nonprofit ready for a website redesign?  Are you the one charged with making sure the organization “gets it right this time?”  Before you ask a web designer to produce that first round of homepage comps, you will need to take some initial steps to set yourself up for success.  Follow these tips to get started.

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  Topics: Misc.

Visionaries in Our Midst

Last week on Frogloop, Bobs Sands of Care2 wrote a powerful article on the importance of taking action. “Yes, Public Service, Employers and Nonprofits alike will continue to be a big part of solving problems in our everyday lives – no doubt about it. But isn’t it really an attitude of non-action that we all need to get honest about? Instead of being an entitled people, waiting for “they” to fix the economy, fix healthcare, fix our dependence on foreign oil, fix the environment, fix human rights issues, fix our “entitlement programs”, etc., ask yourself what can you do?” said Sands.

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  Topics: Misc.

The Story Tellers Project Helps Nonprofits Document their History and Successes

The folks who run Story of My Life, a website that encourages everyday people to chronicle the stories that make up their life (aka anthologies) and share them online with friends, family and future generations, has cooked up a new project aimed at nonprofits. The Story Tellers Project is inviting nonprofits to share their personal stories and how they are meeting their mission and touching people’s lives. Here’s how it works.

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  Topics: Misc., Video

Taking Action

Many of us in America seem to have a mentality of “they” will take care of it. Who is “they” anyway?

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  Topics: Misc.

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